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Wednesday, October 14, 1998
|Reddy shocks fifth seed; Nitin wins
MUMBAI, Oct 13 Wild card Vasudeva Reddy of India shocked fifth seed Patrick Erhardt of Germany 6-1 6-3 in the mens singles first round of the ITF Indian Satellite Tennis Circuit at the MSLTA courts here today.
Defeat not a big setback: Azhar
MUMBAI, Oct 13 Indian captain Mohd Azharuddin today said losing to Zimbabwe in the one-off test at Harare was not a big setback and there was no need to panic.
Best-ever show by
ELISTA, Oct 13 Indian women gave one of their best performances in recent years to finish a credible 15th, while the men though they ended up 33rd notched up an impressive draw against France in the final round of the Chess Olympiad, which concluded here last night.
We will bounce back',
table tennis title for SGGS boys
Reddy shocks fifth seed; Nitin wins
MUMBAI, Oct 13 (PTI) Wild card Vasudeva Reddy of India shocked fifth seed Patrick Erhardt of Germany 6-1 6-3 in the mens singles first round of the ITF Indian Satellite Tennis Circuit at the MSLTA courts here today.
In another interesting first round match, the current national champion Nitin Kirtane rallied magnificently after dropping the first set 5-7, to oust unseeded Ondrej Chvapil of Czech Republic 5-7 6-1 6-4.
The match, which lasted for two and a half hours, produced some top class tennis from both the players.
Indian number three and second seed Prahlad Srinath too made it to the second round with a convincing 6-3 6-3 win over Indian qualifier Basapparaju Keerthi while local lad and another qualifier Mustafa Ghouse went down fighting to eighth seeded Marian Leysek of Slovakia in two hours 16 minutes.
Leysek, who dropped the first set on tie-break, won 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4.
Unseeded Sandeep Kirtane became the fourth Indian to make it to the second round today when he drubbed another unseeded player Mike Boulding of Britain 6-3 6-0.
Indian qualifier R. Narendra lost tamely to unseeded Zoltan Boroczky of Hungary 1-6 3-6 while unseeded Danai Udomchoke blanked out qualifier Rahul Gandhi of India 6-0 6-0.
Seventh seeded Niko Karagiannis of Greece also made it to the second round with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 win over qualifier Ben Guzdelak of Britain.
Nitin Kirtane had a good chance to take the first set but squandered a set point after leading 5-4 by netting a volley. He went on to lose the set 5-7 when he failed to hold his serve in the eleventh game.
However, in the second set, he served and volleyed better and his opponent managed to hold his serve just once in the whole set.
The third set went with serves till two-all before the Indian got the crucial break in the fifth game to win the set at 6-4.
Nitin told reporters after the match that he was sluggish in the initial stages of the game. "I am happy with this win though I had problems negotiating Ondrejs high serves. I was not returning well but gradually got used to the bounce", he added.
Ghouse, who slugged it out on the court for two hours and sixteen minutes, lost his serve in the second and tenth game of first set but fought back well to break his rival in the fifth and seventh game to force a tie-break. The Indian won the tie-break 7-5.
In the second, the Indian dropped his serve in the very first and fifth games. Though he broke his opponent in the sixth he could not stop Ondrej from winning the set at 6-4.
In the decider, Ghouse broke his rival in the second game but lost his own in the third and then in the seventh game to lose the set 6-4.
Nitin Kirtane will now take on his brother Sandeep while Reddy will clash with Boroczky Zoltan in the second round matches tomorrow.
Davis cupper Srinath will play qualifier Vinod Sridhar of India and top seeded Andy Fahlke of Germany beat Danai Udomchoke of Thailand in other pre-quarter finals.
Results (mens singles) first round: Prahlad Srinath (Ind) bt Basapparaju Keerthi (Ind) 6-3, 6-3, Marian Leysek (Svk) b Mustafa Ghouse (Ind) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, Vasudeva Reddy (Ind) b Patrick Erhardt (Ger) 6-1, 6-3, Sandeep Kirtane (Ind) b Mike Boulding (Gbr) 6-3, 6-0, Zoltan Boroczky (Hun) b R. Narendra (Ind) 6-1, 6-3, Niko Karagiannis (Gre) b Ben Guzdelak (Gbr) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, Danai Udomchoke (Tha) b Rahul Gandhi (Ind) 6-0, 6-0, Nitin Kirtane (Ind) b Ondrej Chvapil (Cze) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles (first round): PK Sreenivasan (Ind) / Gerhard Fahlke (Ger) b Vishal Gupta/ Shailesh Dhoble (Ind) 6-4, 6-4, Basapparaju Keerthi/ Anjan Viplan (Ind) b Vinod Sridhar/ Arun Avinash (Ind) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
Defeat not a big setback: Azhar
MUMBAI, Oct 13 (PTI) Indian captain Mohd Azharuddin today said losing to Zimbabwe in the one-off test at Harare was not a big setback and there was no need to panic.
India, who won the Hero Honda one-day series 2-1 and lost the one-off Test by 61 runs, arrived here by a South African Airlines flight along with coach Anshuman Gaekwad and the manager, Dr Chandu Patankar, early this morning.
Blaming the Indian batsmen for the Test debacle, Azhar told reporters: "We batted poorly in both the innings. But for Rahul Dravids ton in the first innings our total in the first innings would not have been what it was."
"Set to get 230 odd runs in the second innings for a victory our batsmen faltered on a wicket which had no devil in it. With a little more responsible approach, we could have perhaps got to the target especially after our spinners had done a fine job on the fourth day," he added.
However, there is no need to panic and hopefully things will improve in the near future, said Azhar.
When asked whether too much of one-dayers had an impact on the teams performance in the Test match, he replied in the negative and said one should not complain about it and as a player one should get used to both the versions of the game.
To a query whether the defeats in the third one-dayer and the Test match were due to over-confidence especially after winning the first two games, Azhar said "I don't think so."
Even after winning the first match I kept telling the boys that our batting was not up to the mark and we should be more responsible in the games to follow and my fears came true in the Test match," he added.
Giving full credit to Zimbabwes fine allround approach, Azhar said, "our bowlers bowled too short and were off target on the fourth day and let the Zimbabweans off the hook. However, leg-spinner Anil Kumble and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh bowled very well on the final day and
put us back into contention but our batsmen just failed to deliver", he added.
Asked about his own poor form in both the innings where he got out to catches in the slip cordon, the skipper said his intention was to get some quick runs, especially with the rivals bowling with their tail up, but it just did not work.
Asked about umpiring in the Test match, Azhar, said "I dont want to comment on that issue. Moreover, I am not the type to grumble about umpiring specially after losing a match."
Azhar, who has pulled out of the Challenger Series to begin from October 15, needed medical attention to stop pus formation in his ear and went to the hospital in the afternoon.
However, his family sources confirmed that it was not a serious problem.
Best-ever show by Indian women
ELISTA, Oct 13 (PTI) Indian women gave one of their best performances in recent years to finish a credible 15th, while the men though they ended up 33rd notched up an impressive draw against France in the final round of the Chess Olympiad, which concluded here last night.
Indian women thrashed Azerbaijan 2.5-0.5 to collect 22.5 points from 13 rounds for their best-ever showing.
Captain Vijayalakshmi won a game against E. Alieva that could have gone either way. Though Alieva lost on time control, Viji was close to winning the game.
Pallavi Shah drew with white pieces against M. Shukurova in a centre gambit when her opponent sacrificed a bishop to get a perpetual check.
Bhagyashree Thipsay scored a win over Mamedyarova with black pieces, helped by her opponents sacrifice of a rook for the bishop. Her win helped India leapfrog in the standings on the final day.
The men drew a strong France 2-2 with IM K. Sasikiran playing an attacking game on the fourth board to give India its lone victory. Playing with white pieces, Sasikiran crushed his opponent in slav defence in 33 moves.
Grandmasters Pravin Thipsay and Dibyendu Barua had some difficulty in drawing their games but finally came good to help India remain unbeaten in the last six rounds.
Thipsay drew with Bacrot after IM Abhijit Kunte was beaten in the quick game. In the final game of the tie, Barua held Dorfman to help India better its position from the last Olympiad.
Meanwhile Russia-I came from behind to win the Olympiad with a clear one-point lead over the USA.
Russia (35.5), half a point behind the USA after the penultimate round, pulled off a 3.5-0.5 win over the Netherlands.
The USA had to settle for silver after drawing China 2-2 while Ukraine (32.5) won the bronze medal with a 3-1 win over Armenia.
In the womens event, china (29) took their first-ever gold in a chess Olympiad after drawing the final round with Bulgaria (23.5). Russia (27) took silver and Georgia (27) bronze.
In the last edition of the Olympiad in 1996, Indian men had finished 58th among 114 teams in Yeravan, while the women had taken the 25th position among 74 teams.
Italy players abandon strike plan
MILAN, Oct 13 (Reuters) Italys soccer players have voted not to strike in protest at media speculation that their sport is rife with drug-taking.
"The strike will not go ahead, head of the Italian Players Union (AIC) Sergio Campana told a news conference yesterday following a meeting of captains from Italys Serie A and Serie B clubs.
He said players would continue to protest against what they see as a media witchhunt but would do so "with the utmost sense of responsibility and the highest sense of maturity."
Campana last week raised the spectre of a strike in one of the worlds premier soccer leagues. The AIC suggested a 30-minute stoppage but Campana warned it could escalate.
His strike call was immediately backed by players from Parma and Juventus, the two clubs closest to the centre of continuing speculation over duping in Italian football.
Campana appealed yesterday for the media to respect the rights of soccer players against whom nothing had been proven.
"Were asking that no one is named until the various investigations have run their course," he said. "For our part, we guarantee the maximum collaboration with the medics and with the entire system."
Doping allegations have rocked Italian soccer since August. Five different enquiries in Bologna, Ferrara, Turin, Rome and Venice have unearthed alleged irregularities and the head of the powerful Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) has resigned.
Conis main testing laboratory in Rome has been closed down, the head of the lab was sacked and five employees have been placed under investigation for allegedly withholding information and for misconduct in office.
A fresh raid on the Acqua Acetosa laboratory yesterday reportedly resulted in the seizure of documents relating to dope tests carried out in the early 1990s.
Italian state television Rai said the documents were found hidden in the labs air-conditioning system.
Campana acknowledged there were problems in Italian laboratories but pointed out the players were not to blame.
"We want everything cleared up as soon as possible but if the labs havent been working properly its not the players fault," he said. "It isnt fair that they should pay the price for something which is not their fault."
PU table tennis title for SGGS boys
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh and Government College for Girls, Sector 11, have won the mens and womens table tennis titles, respectively, in the Panjab University Inter-College Championship here.
In the mens section Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, RSD College Ferozepore, and PU Campus got the second, third and fourth positions, respectively. In the womens section MCM DAV College for Women, AS College Khanna and PU Campus secured the second, third and fourth position, respectively.
Results: Men: RSD Fzr b PU Campus 3-0 (Anshu Sharma b Sumit Mahajan 21-13, 17-21, 21-15, Munish b Abhishe 21-15, 21-17, Rohit b Rishi 21-15, 21-16). SGGS-26 b PEC, Chd 3-2 (Anoop b Puneet 18-21, 21-16, 21-17, Mandeep lost to Tarun Akku, 7-21, 12-21, Deepak Sharma b Vivek Jain 21-13, 21-18, Anoop lost to Tarun Akku, 11-21, 21-18, 17-21, Mandeep b Puneet 21-13, 21-18).
Women: AS Khanna b PU Campus 3-0 (Pooja b Neeru Bhambri 21-11, 15-21, 21-19, Neeta b Chhavi Lekhi 21-16, 21-11, Pooja and Neeta b Neeru and Ritu 21-17, 14-21, 21-11). GCG-11 b MCM DAV-36, 3-0 (Barkha b Ruchi 21-18, 21-14, Shikha Sharma b Alka 21-8, 21-15, Barkha and Shikha b Ruchi Alka 21-15, 21-11.
In a kho kho (B) division match of the inter-college womens tournament, Guru Nanak College, Moga defeated Govind College Narangwal, Ludhiana by a 9-8 margin.
The volleyball results of the inter- college matches are: SGGS College, Sector 26, b PU Campus 3-0 (15-2, 15-7, 15-2), Government College, Ludhiana b Government College, Hoshiarpur 3-0 (15-3, 15-3, 15-9), SGGS-26 b GCM Hoshiarpur 3-1 (15-3, 15-2, 12-15, 15-9), GCM Ludhiana b PU Campus 309 (15-9, 15-6, 15-3).
'We will bounce back', says Sohail
KARACHI, Oct 13 (Reuters) Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail is looking for a better attitude from his players in the second Test starting on Thursday to make amends for their thumping defeat by Australia last week.
"It was quite humiliating at Rawalpindi in the first Test. We played poorly. The batting except for Saeed Anwar and Salim Malik never really recovered after our poor showing in the first innings," Sohail said today.
Pakistan lost the opening Test by an innings and 99 runs and were outplayed in every department of the game after Australia accumulated 513 runs in their first innings in reply to Pakistans 269 all out. The home side managed only 145 in the second innings.
"In the second Test we are going in with a totally different frame of mind and hope we will bounce back in the series with much better cricket," the captain said.
The wicket at the northern border town of Peshawar is thought likely to favour the batsmen.
Pakistan have brought Ijaz Ahmed into the squad and although out of form he does have a formidable record against Australia having scored two Test centuries against them.
"He will make a lot of difference to the make-up. Salim Malik is also batting well. What we need is good opening partnership to have a launching pad for a big score," Sohail said.
"We do not ever underrate Australia. They are one up already in the series and we would not like to lose the series before it is over. We have a good team and have to click in unison to dent Australia," he said.
The Rawalpindi drubbing was a rude awakening for Sohail and the side, who were confident after the Sahara Cup in Toronto where they beat India 4-1 in one-day internationals.
Kirti Azad quits selection panel
NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (UNI) Disgusted by the entire selection process, former Indian player, Kirti Azad, today resigned from the DDCA selection committee of the Delhi Ranji trophy cricket team.
What has bugged Kirti is that first the selection committee shortlisted a 32 players list to which 18 more names were added by the DDCA President. After that, it was decided that there will be "open trials" which were attended by over 150 boys.
"The sanctity of having a selection committee is gone. Either we are incapable of selecting a team or we are blamed for succumbing to pressure to pick players", the former Delhi skipper, now an MLA, said.
"We are made to look incompetent or that local DDCA politics has overpowered us", Kirti, who became a selector this year, said. He said he did not recommend a single name.
The selection committee, which has Sunil Dev as chairman includes Madan Lal, Mannu Nayyar, manager of the team Surinder Khanna, coach Rakesh Shukla and skipper Vijay Dahiya. The committee had met on September 16 and shortlisted 32 names.
"I told the DDCA Sports Secretary in my resignation letter that I dont fit in this committee", Kirti said, adding disgustedly that things were so bad that 16 players were picked for a four-day game and 17 for a one-day tie.
Delhi plays its opening Ranji trophy tie against Haryana on October 22 at Rohtak.
Workshop for sport teachers on Oct
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 Active Sports India, a Patiala-based firm floated by a non-resident Indian, in association with Australian Sports Commission, will be organising a workshop for sport teachers of Chandigarh in the last week of this month. Starting on October 26 the workshop will conclude on October 30. The workshop will be conducted at the Sector 26 St John's High School.
The Aussie sport programme was first implemented in 1992 and has so far been adopted by New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Fiji, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Laos , Canada and all the African nations who are members of the Commonwealth. Currently, the organisation is negotiating with Ireland, United Kingdom and Japan to introduce the programme which aims to introduce a structured curriculum for students of classes I to V and also, in the process, produce fitter and healthier children.
In the first year of its introduction the games of cricket, hockey, soccer, athletics and basketball will be taught to children. One major advantage which this programme enjoys over other sport related programmes, according to Mr Kuldip Singh, proprietor of Active Sport, is that the schools adopting the programmes do not need to have full size playing fields. The reason for this is that the programme has a unique feature called modified sport.
Modified sport, according to Mr Kuldip Singh, is that the game still resembles the sport from which it is derived, is safe to play, yet is still challenging and provides the player with a repertoire of relevant sport skills which are the basis for progressing to the parent sport.
Speaking to TNS, Mr Kuldip Singh said that by adopting the programme the physical training periods of the young students can be put to more profitable use. At the moment most schools do not put the physical training periods to optimum use. "It is generally accepted that the games period is the least productive period in the schools' time table. This is due to the fact that during this period the children are not taught any fundamental skills that are necessary to play any game, correctly," Mr Kuldip Singh said. The Australian programme will help the schools to to put the games period to more fruitful use, he added.
Haryana Ranji probables
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 Ajay Jadeja will lead the Haryana cricket team in the North Zone Ranji Trophy tournament. Vijay Yadav will be his deputy.
Releasing the names of 22 players, who will attend a camp at Rohtak from October 15, Mr Ranbir Singh, secretary of the Haryana Cricket Association, said the final squad of 15 players would be selected prior to Haryana's first match, against Delhi, on October 21. The match is also scheduled to be played at Rohtak.
Mr Ranbir Singh said Aman Kumar will be the manager of the squad while Rajendra Amarnath will be the coach of the state squad.
The following are the 22 players selected for the camp: Ajay Jadeja (captain), Vijay Yadav ( vice captain), Amarjit Kaypee, Pardeep Jain, Dhan Raj Singh, Pankaj Thakur, Rajesh Puri, Safiq Khan, Vineet Jain, Sonu Sharma, Jitender Singh, Nitin Goel, Parender Sharma, Sanjay Dalal, Jasvir Singh, Pawan Sharma, Surender Kataria, Prashant Ahlawat, Sumit Sharma, Ashwani Katyal, Ajai and Subhash Chowdhary.
Amit Khaitan leads in junior
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 A three-over card of 75 was the best round of the day played by Amit Khaitan of Jamshedpur in the under-18 category of the St Xaviers Northern India Junior and Subjunior Golf Championship which opened at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.
Amit had a one-stroke lead over Parikshit Gandhi of Patna and Raghav Jaggi of Lucknow who had an identical four-over card of 76 in the same category. Chandigarh boy Sahir Singh was in fourth place with a card of 78.
In the under-15 category Chandigarh golfer Prince Dhillon tied with Jamshe S. with a score of 86. Lying in the third place was Lakhan Singh one stroke away at 87. Chirag Kumar, Mohammed Wasir and M.S. Pathania were tied at the fourth place with a card of 88 each.
In the under-13 age-group
Vikram Nandra Jog of Delhi had a round of 84 and was
leading by two strokes over Aditya Singh of Delhi.
Jaskirat Singh of Patial was in third spot with a card of
87 and Roger Hilton from Dehra Dun at fourth place with a
card of 88.
Nepal to host SAF Games
KATHMANDU, Oct 13 (Reuters) The eighth South Asian Federation (SAF) Games, the regions biggest sports event, will be held in Kathmandu next year, organisers said yesterday.
In 1995, the games were held in Chennai but the 1997 games had to be postponed as Nepal, who were to host the games, did not have adequate infrastructure.
Mr Rukma Shumsher Rana, president of the Nepal Olympic Committee, said sports officials from member countries had now agreed to hold the games from September 25 to October 4 next year in the Himalayan kingdoms capital.
"We are expecting all venues to be ready by the end of March 1999," Mr Rana said.
GND varsity eves win kabaddi
SHIMLA, Oct 13 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, defeated Panjab University, Chandigarh, 23-15 to win the North-East Zone Inter-Varsity Womens Kabaddi, Championship, which concluded here today.
The Amritsar girls took an early lead in the low scoring match. They were leading by five points at the breather with the scoreboard reading 9-4. There was no change in the pattern of the game in the second half.
Guru Nanak Dev University wrapped up the match 23-15 without any difficulty.
The most thrilling encounter of the day was witnessed between hosts Himachal Pradesh University and Punjabi University, Patiala. It was a see-saw battle in which no team managed to get a comfortable lead. The visitors led by 28-25 at half time but the hosts took the decisive lead in the dying moments to win the match 48-45.
These four teams qualified for the All-India Inter-Varsity Kabaddi Championship to be held here from October 15. While GND varsity won all the matches, Himachal Pradesh University won three of the four matches played. GND varsity earlier defeated Kurukshetra University 75-20, Punjabi University 45-31 and Himachal University 26-17. The hosts beat Rohilkhand University 49-5 and Panjab University 43-29.
SD schoolboys lift football trophy
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (TNS) S.D. Public School, Sector 32, defeated a DAV Senior Secondary School Sector 8, 7-6 via the tie breaker in the final of the Chandigarh State Junior (under-19) Football Championship for the SD Trophy which concluded here today.
Both the team were well balanced and the action was confined to the midfield. The SD lads were the first to attack the rival citadel but the alert DAV school custodian Vijay Pal made a good save at the cost of a corner kick.
No team could score any goal in regulation period. As a result the tiebreaker rule was applied. Consequently SD Public School emerged victorious by a 7-6 margin.
Mr KK Sharma, Manager of SD Public School, gave away the prizes. Navjot Singh, Abhishek (SDPS-32) Vijay Pal, Harish (DAV-8) and Suraj and Deepak (GHS-37) were adjudged outstanding players of the tournament.
Richie helps Nahan emerge champ
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (TNS) A splendid knock of 139 by Richie Kapoor against Chamba enabled Nahan to emerge champions in the senior state championship held at Una. Overnight 80 not out he completed his century in mere 10 minutes next morning smashing 12 boundaries and two towering sixes.
He was well supported by Naveen and Pantu who scored 17 and 30 respectively. For Chamba Nishant took 4 for 35.
Earlier, Chamba were all out for 112 in first innings thanks to a haul of 4 wickets each by Sangram Singh and Rajeev Sharma. In the second innings Chamba who had been given a load of 117 were all out for 122 chief wreckers being Ashok who took 5 for 30.
This is after 24 years that Sirmour has won the senior inter district. Richie scored 320 runs in the tournament with an average of 80 runs.
YPS lift squash title
SAS NAGAR, Oct 13 (FOC) The local Yadavindra Public Schoollifted the national inter-school team squash title in the championships organised by the Squash Rackets Federation of India at the Delhi Gymkhana Club.
In the under-12 section the team, comprising Jai Singh Sekhon, Manpreet Malhi and Kabir Dixit, had qualified for the national championship by defeating Modern School, New Delhi, and favourites Mayo College, Ajmer. In the final, they beat Daly College (A and B teams) from Indore and Modern School, New Delhi.
In the individual event, Manpreet Malhi finished as the runner-up in the under-12 section, defeating second seed Nihil Seth of Bombay in the semi-final and losing to Imran Khan of Dhampur Sugar Mills, UP, in the final.
Rock Rovers hold PSEB
MANDI, Oct 13 (FOC) On the second day of the All-India Independence Gold Cup Hockey Tournament here, Sikh Regimental Centre and DHA Amritsar played a goal-less draw today.
In the second match PSEB and Rock Rovers Chandigarh shared honours after playing a 2-2 draw. PSEB scored the first total in the seventh minute when Harbinder Singh sounded the boards off a penalty corner. In the eighth minute Savinder Singh capitalised on a penalty corner making it 2-0, in favour of PSEB.
Rock Rovers struggled hard and Inderjit Chadha scored beautiful field to make it 1-2.
In the 60th minute Rock Rovers succeeded in scoring the equaliser when Inderjit again scored a goal.
The third match between Indian Air Force and Northern Railway ended in goal-less draw.
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (TNS) Panchkula District Table Tennis Association is conducting the district table tennis championship at Chaman Lal DAV Sr Public School, Sector-11, Panchkula on October 16 and 17.
Competitions in mens singles, women singles boys singles (under-17), girls singles (under-17), sub jr boys singles (under-14), sub jr girls singles (under14), cade boys singles (under-12), cadet girls singles (under-12), kid boys singles (under-10) and veterans singles (above 40) will be conducted.
Entries should be sent to Mr V.P. Paul, president PDTTA up to October 15.
West Zone third
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (BOSR) West Zone secured third place defeating Central Zone by 14 runs in the under-16 years boys event of the KVS National Cricket meet here today. The match was played at AFS High Ground.
Scores: West Zone: 96 runs for all out in 30 overs. Central Zone: 82 runs for all out in 25 overs.
Vikramjit slams unbeaten ton
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (TNS) Vikramjit Sodhi who slammed an unbeaten century (103 n.o.) enabled Chandigarh to score 336 for the loss of eight wickets in 90 overs against Jalandhar in the Punjab Inter-District (Under-19) Cricket Tournament at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here today. Vikramjit's superb knock included 10 hits to the fence.
At close of play Jalandhar were 14 for no loss in three overs.
Brief scores: Chandigarh 336 for 8 in 90 overs;
Vikramjit Sodhi 103 n.o. Deepak 39, Sanjay Dhul 38, Anurag Sharma 35, Rajiv Jolly 4 for 82, Rajesh Sharma 2 for 56).
Munish hammers double ton
AMRITSAR, Oct 13 (FOSC) Munish Sharma hammered a consecutive double ton in the Dhruv Pandov (under-19) Inter-District Cricket Championship here today.
He scored an unbeaten 203 with the help of 19 fours and six sixes in the match. Amritsar were 331 all out in 76.3 overs against Faridkot at Gandhi Ground.
Faridkot won the toss and put Amritsar to bat. Munish and S.P. Singh opened the innings for Amritsar but S.P. Singh was the first wicket for Faridkot. Except for Sanjay who scored 35 runs no other batsman crossed the 20-run mark.
Brief scores: Amritsar: 331 all out (Munish Sharma 203 not out, Sanjay 35). Bowling: Gurpreet 4/79 and Jaswinder 2/96 runs. Faridkot (Ist innings): 46 for 4. Varun 31 not out.
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (BOSR) Sanjay Public School-Sector 44 and Government Senior Secondary School-Sector 27 won their respective matches in the Shivalik Trophy Cricket Tournament being played here today.
Sanjay Public School beat Government Model School Sector 45, by 74 runs. (Brief scores SPS 44, 132 for 6 in 20 overs Navtej 47, Ravi Verma 23, Vijay Malik 16 n.o. Sandeep 2 for 15 GMS-45; 58 for all out in 13.5 overs. (Surinder 20 n.o. Sanjay Rajpal 4 for 9, Sanjeev 2 for 20.)
In another match, Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 on better average.
Brief scores; GSSS-27; 137 for 6 in 25 overs; (Narinder 37, Sabbal 25, Rahul 3 for 24) GMSSS-23; 137 all out (Devinder 22, Amit Sharma 31, Deepak 18, Gagan 4 for 29.)
Five-wicket haul by Gulzarinder
PATIALA, Oct 13 (FOSR) A five-wicket haul by skipper Gulzarinder Chahal (5 for 20) enabled Patiala to bundle out Bathinda for a meagre 164 in the Dhruv Pandov Cricket Tournament for under-19 boys played here today.
In reply Patiala propelled by a 100-run opening wicket partnership between Saida Khan (56) and Hatinder Sekhon (31 not out) were 101 for 1 at draw of stumps.
MMHS in semis
CHANDIGARH (TNS) : Manav Mangal School, Sector 21-C, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33 by 7-2 in the Inter-School Handball Competition for boys under-14 here on Tuesday. The tournament is being organised by the Education Department, UT. Harpreet scored four goals for the winners. MMHS-21 will now play DAV School, Sector 8, in the semifinals on Wednesday.
UT jr volleyball
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 (FOSR) The Chandigarh Volleyball Association will be conducting the UT Subjunior State Volleyball Championship for boys and girls on October 21 and 22 at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here.
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